by Jack Spaulding They are at it again … more baby owls! The Indiana barn owl pair — “reality TV” YouTube stars viewed on a live nest cam — are putting on a second act of parenthood. They are raising a second brood of chicks unusually late into the nesting season. The existence of a… Continue reading.
Political pundits across the country are keeping a close eye on the 2018 Senate race in Indiana, calling the outcome “too close to call” even before we know which Republican candidate will be challenging Democratic incumbent Joe Donnelly for his seat. Who Donnelly, running unopposed in the primary, will face in the November election is… Continue reading.
April 4 marks the 50th anniversary of one of Indiana’s shining moments in the darkness of a national tragedy. On April 4, 1968, Robert Kennedy was campaigning in Indiana for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. That evening, he flew to Indianapolis for a planned inner-city rally. Upon landing, he was informed that Martin Luther King,… Continue reading.
(This story appeared in the March 1997 issue of Electric Consumer. Maria Fedyniak passed away in October 2005 at the age of 83.) When Maria Fedyniak was a little girl growing up on a little farm in Ukraine, the egg was always something special. Sometimes, she said, eggs were like money. Her family used them… Continue reading.
For 17 seasons, Christy Menke’s Hope Haven Horse Farm helped kids and adults with special needs and injuries find relief from their challenges. When clients begin returning this month for the 2018 season, they will find a new name out front and a new emphasis on trail-blazing technology to help them even more when they get… Continue reading.
Romeo Langford is chasing Indiana scoring records as he and the rest of the New Albany High School basketball team pursue another state championship. But what Indiana’s top high school player does after he graduates this spring is garnering even more attention from fans and sports writers. Langford, the number five player in the country,… Continue reading.
How do you breathe new life into 13,000-year-old fossilized bones? How do you retell stories almost as old as time itself? Visitors to the Indiana State Museum in Indianapolis will have a chance to find out later this month — just in time for spring break trips to the state capital. The state museum will unveil… Continue reading.
(This article originally appeared in the February 1999 issue of Electric Consumer.) Much is known and recorded, in words and pictures, of Abraham Lincoln as the Illinois prairie lawyer, orator and politician. Even more is revealed and preserved of Lincoln as the revered president who steered the nation through Civil War and saved the Union;… Continue reading.
“My childhood’s home I see again, And sadden with the view; And still, as memory crowds my brain, There’s pleasure in it too Near twenty years have passed away Since here I bid farewell To woods and fields, and scenes of play And playmates loved so well …” — from “My Childhood’s Home” Abraham Lincoln,… Continue reading.
Athletes from around the world will compete for gold at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, this month. Two Indianapolis youngsters are also training for Olympic gold — even though their quest for their goal is not in the immediate future. Brooke Derheimer, 10, recently qualified for the 2018 Short Track Age… Continue reading.
‘Would fireflies light up in space?” is a reasonable kind of question only second graders studying the wondrous little bioluminescent beetles might be curious enough to ask. To find out, students in Maggie Samudio’s class at Cumberland Elementary in West Lafayette posed the question to Purdue University’s astronautics professor Steven Collicott. To answer it as… Continue reading.
In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new study led by Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. “Food waste should have a high value. We’re treating it as a resource, and we’re making… Continue reading.
U.S. electric vehicle sales set another annual record in 2017, with nearly 174,000 plug-in cars sold just through November. But how much stronger would sales be if dealerships aggressively pushed EVs? Last fall, a market research firm sent mystery shoppers to 141 dealerships in America’s 10 largest EV markets to document the EV sales experience…. Continue reading.